Children and Youth Services


he John H. Boner Community Center Children and Youth Services offers neighborhood youth various opportunities to support healthy development by providing children with tools and foundation skills that foster growth and progress. Parents also benefit as they receive the support and education needed to encourage their child’s academic growth and future.

Community School Program

Community School Program

The John H. Boner Community Center and Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) partner to offer a wide range of services and opportunities which strengthen students and families before, during and after school for those who attend IPS #14, IPS #54, and IPS #74. Community schools bring and connect the necessary partnerships and support for both parents and students to thrive in the classroom, home and neighborhood. By offering these resources to the schools, families are better equipped for an improved quality of life.

Community School Locations and Contact Information

Brookside Elementary, IPS #54
Shelia Richardson, Community School Coordinator
Phone: 226-4254

Theodore Potter Elementary, IPS #74
Abigail Borders, Parent Liaison and Community School Coordinator
Phone: 226-4274

Washington Irving Elementary, IPS #14
Josette Jackson, Community School Coordinator
Phone: 226-4214

E.D.G.E. Afterschool Programs

JHBCC Children and Youth
Excellence – Discovery – Growth through Education (EDGE) offers Near Eastside youth safe, fun and structured academic and enrichment activities throughout the school year and summer months. EDGE after school programming takes place at IPS #14, IPS #15, IPS #54, Harshman Middle School and Arsenal Technical High School. EDGE offers a variety of fun, yet engaging programs with an emphasis on academics including: homework help, interested-based clubs, enrichment groups, creative arts programs, educational field trips, physical fitness and wellness activities and family engagement events.

For more information contact: Brittany Kronmiller, Children & Youth Director at (317) 633-8210

Youth Education Town

Through partnerships with twelve local non-profit organization, a wide variety of programs are designed to introduce youth to various activities which will then provide the tools needed to expand their interests and skill set. Located at the Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center, this facility includes educational classrooms, a media studio, mobile computer lab, educational greenhouse and garden, instructional kitchen and arts studio.